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A Systems Approach to Kindergarten Screening: Systems Intervention and Test Development.
Cote, Marianne; Harper, Gregory F.
This paper presents a method of designing and implementing a kindergarten screening procedure utilizing principles of systems intervention, needs analysis, and criterion referenced testing. Emphasis is placed on involvement of all elements of the educational system and on careful delineation of the role of each. Teachers are actively involved in the design and implementation of the assessment device, which was used to evaluate 180 children in its first year of use. It is suggested that this method eliminates many of the problems associated with conventional screening procedures. The method of test development and implementation is consistent with the principles of consultative school psychology and is effective in overcoming problems of validity and utility of traditional assessment procedures. (Author)
Descriptors: Kindergarten Children, Program Descriptions, School Readiness Tests, Screening Tests, Systems Approach, Test Construction, Testing, Testing Programs
Gregory F. Harper, Department of Early Childhood Education, Room 300, Education Building, Kent, Ohio 44242
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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